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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Wide (Matador)

Ian Christe, Warp, November 1993

JON SPENCER'S grunge-blues attitude army swims in the stewed funky swankness of young Elvis, classic Cramps, new Beastie Boys, and any band with a regular gig in a bar with wood paneling. This sharp young man keeps his right and left hands constantly busy with new diversionary tricks, easily overshooting 1993's loopy trashcan punk noise entertainer-of-the-year award in both the sin and brilliance categories.

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